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Sun May 19, 2013, 10:34 AM

do you really think elected officials run the government

fact: government operates in spite of who is in charge(meaning elected official's). what one must realize is that when a new person is elected he or she doesn't really have a clue of how many facets (dept's. etc) operate.the other thing is he or she doesn't realize the dept. will most likely exist long after they leave! For instance I once worked at a public works dept that bought all their hand tools from a local hardware store. Now it wasn't the only hardware store in town,nor was it the cheapest. the week before the new budget came into effect they sold a hand shovel for $5.99 ;I was instructed to go down and buy a dozen shovels. when I see the new price of $11.99 I returned and was told by my boss to go back and get them. I said why when the mammoth mart was selling the same brand shovel for $5.99 and if I bought a dozen we could get them for $5.25! the answer was we have to buy local! my response was what do we do if we were on a job and we broke one? you bought one at nearest location of job and got reimbursed for your receipt!well guess what I told all the public work employees at the convention that year! wanna bet your town now purchases at cheapest place! I have a feeling something similar to this took place in the "irs"-think about it a corporation is a human? people do adapt!

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